Development and Local Knowledge: New Approaches to Issues in Natural Resources Management, Conservation, and Agriculture


There is a revolution happening in the practice of anthropology. A new field of 'indigenous knowledge' is emerging, which aims to make local voices hear and ensure that development initiatives meet the needs of indigenous people. Development and Local Knowledge focuses on two major challenges that arise in the discussion of indigenous knowledge - its proper definition and the methodologies appropriate to the exploitation of local knowledge. These concerns are addressed in a range of ethnographic contexts.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Paul Sillitoe
  • Alan Bicker
  • Michael Fischer
  • Hans Siebers
  • Pamela J. Stewart
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003


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